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SF State graduate student identified as Treasure Island homicide victim

Shahni Ben-Haim
May 16, 2017
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The victim of a homicide on Treasure Island Wednesday has been identified as an SF State graduate student. He was identified by the medical examiner Friday, weeks before accepting his master’s degree, SFGate reported. Although initially identified as Guo Yuchuan, his professors knew him as Yuchuan Guo, according to the same report. Treasure Island Development Authority Director Rober...

SF State graduate creates San Francisco’s first comic book superhero

SF State graduate creates San Francisco’s first comic book superhero

Bradley Focht
December 12, 2013
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The Phenomenal Specter X, a creation of a SF State graduate, vigilantly watches over San Franciscans and keeps citizens safe from villains. Enrique Morales, a 2007 graduate from SF State with a bachelor's degree in drama, is the creator of The Phenomenal Specter X, San Francisco’s first com...

SF State graduate Patrick O'Sullivan revitalizes acting career

SF State graduate Patrick O'Sullivan revitalizes acting career

Adrian Rodriguez
October 23, 2012
Filed under Life

Right after graduating from the theatre arts program at SF State in 1999, Patrick Celtic O’Sullivan began his professional career immediately, when he landed a job — at the Olive Garden. O’Sullivan, 33, was joking, but this sense of humor is what has led him to where he is today. He was, in ...

CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom pronounced dead after shooting involving SF State graduate

Angela Raiford
September 5, 2012
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Update (8:45 p.m.): CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom died from his injuries today at 6:05 p.m. at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, according to a press release from CHP spokeswoman Fran Clader. SF State alumnus Christopher Boone Lacy has been identified as the shooter in yesterday's Califor...

SF State graduate carves up free monthly music event in the Mission

SF State graduate carves up free monthly music event in the Mission

Matt Saincome
August 30, 2012
Filed under Life

Six hip looking 20-something-year-old guys load their gear onto the stage of the empty Brick and Mortar Music Hall. Under the club’s high arching ceiling stands mid-tempo indie band NO. Juxtaposed by the band in white, the frontman wears a black jacket while moving equipment, casting an echo through...

Bleak job market awaits SF State graduates

Bleak job market awaits SF State graduates

Kealan Cronin
May 15, 2012
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With diplomas in hand and hats suspended in the air, graduates may feel overwhelmingly excited about the possibilities of life after college. But once the enthusiasm of graduation settles, the reality of a dying job market and poor economy sets in. Even for college graduates—the people most likely...

SF State graduate beats the odds of foster care and helps others

Brian Balisi
April 17, 2012
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Sokhom Mao grew up in the foster care system with his five siblings under the care of abusive relatives and in several group homes, after his mother passed away when he was 12 years old. “Growing up with my aunt and uncle was a horrible experience,” Mao said. “My aunt was extremely abusive - physically,...

SF State graduate Nicole Maxali leads acting workshop "SoulWork"

SF State graduate Nicole Maxali leads acting workshop "SoulWork"

Matt Maxion
April 4, 2012
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Tucked away in the SoMa District lies a studio where you’re encouraged to speak in gibberish, perform wacky gestures and even project the alphabet with otherworldly intonations. In Nicole Maxali's workshop at Bindlestiff Studio, this is only the warmup. Soulwork is a workshop that culminates the SF S...

Alleged Virginia shooter graduated from SF State

Alleged Virginia shooter graduated from SF State

Avery Peterson
August 26, 2015
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The Virginia gunman accused of killing a television reporter and cameraman live on the air Wednesday morning at 6:45 a.m. was believed to be an SF State graduate from the broadcasting department, official sources said. “Right now all I can confirm is that a student by the name of Vester Lee Flanagan gra...

Cannes Festival showcases SF State film graduate’s work

Cannes Festival showcases SF State film graduate’s work

Lovelie Faustino
May 15, 2013
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While waiting to learn if he was accepted into the Cannes Film Festival, Joey Izzo received an unexpected email from the festival requesting more information. Having submitted his short film for a slot in the prestigious film festival that receives 16,000 student films, the 28-year-old film graduate wa...

Alumni Hall of Fame at SF State honors graduates' major accomplishments

Alumni Hall of Fame at SF State honors graduates' major accomplishments

Lovelie Faustino
March 19, 2013
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Hundreds of alumni and guests, including SF State State graduate and senior editor for Rolling Stone, Ben Fong-Torres, gathered in their swankiest attire to watch the newest alumni get inducted into the coveted SF State Hall of Fame, March 15. The SF State Alumni Association created the Alumni H...

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